Not that I have any deep admiration for the old sidekicks, but it’s looking like McCain has suffered a steep stature drop-off — as the Palin effect wears off — in replacing these two with these two. (Especially since Joe was his man.)
I also wonder, what would Gerald Ford have thought if he could somehow see McCain coming to lay flowers at his grave with First Dude? …And what is Todd Palin doing there in the first place — especially when (forsaking the excellent adventure) he could be home with the baby and kids?
image from: 9/18 NYT On the Campaign Trail slide show.
(image 1 & linked image 2: Todd Heisler/The New York Times. Grand Rapids. September 17, 2008. linked image 1: Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty. Washington, D.C. April 8, 2008)